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R103 Midmar, Tweedie R103, Midmar, Howick 3255 South Africa
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A family-run hotel and firm favourite in the Midlands for over 20 years. Fern Hill has 26 rooms, a pub, the award-winning Snooty Fox a la carte restaurant, conference facilities, wedding venues and a chapel. We pride ourselves on offering the best service in the Midlands! We also have an internationally recognised (City & Guilds) Hotel School.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina S wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa24 contributions4 helpful votes
Don't know how this hotel ever received 4 star grading as it was a huge disappointment. Maintenance is certainly not a priority cleaning also not. The bathroom was sickening and the carpets in the room was dirty! The food, however was great.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Chockstar wrote a review May 2022
Seychelles18 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel is in a beautiful part of the KZN Midlands, close to Midmar Dam and along the Midlands Meander. The rooms are quaint and those that are being renovated are great, while the others are charming if a bit older. The staff are sensational. Very accommodating, professional and competent. Fully recommend this hotel for an affordable but comfortable stay,
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Avid roadtripper wrote a review Feb 2022
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Spent a night there with a few other couples and we were extremely disappointed after the great reviews we had seen. Only one bath towel, no dstv remote, shabby bathroom and breakfast definitely nothing to write home about. What a pity.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Elonka wrote a review Jan 2022
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Never expected such excellence in service.. The food was out of this world.. The prawn curry.. Diana steak.. Compliments to the chef!! Lovely room..beautifull garden... Highly recommenable... May sure u book yr next stay here
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Dhashni wrote a review Dec 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent a night here while attending a wedding in the area and was disappointed by this hotel. The images and description on the website paints a far prettier picture than what we found. The hotel is dated and in need of an upgrade. We booked the luxury room, which sadly is located in a block reminiscent of dormitories and was basic. Comfortable enough for a short stay. Breakfast is basic and service was terribly slow. However staff were super friendly and obliging! It’s ok for a short stay. But I won’t recommend as a place to go to for a vacation or longer stay. The gardens are beautiful.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
winnie v wrote a review Nov 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
The venue and rooms do have character but the hotel grounds are not looked after and maintenance is needed. The veranda of our room was really dirty and the view from the window was not nice. On the Friday evening there were 2 parties where a group of people slept in rooms close to us and were talking loudly and making a noise at 11pm. Our breakfast in the morning was poor and we decided to have coffe and a muffin. The only Excellent feedback was the food at the snooty fox restaurant. It was excellent and so delicious. If this hotel took some pride in keeping the hotel looking fresh and clean it would be a winner.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: My mattress in room 6 was very hard.
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Colin M wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks for accommodating us on our Cycle Tour - putting up with a party of 22 tired cyclist is not easy. The rooms were outstanding, dinner and breakfast sumptuous. Your welcome was warm and efficient . Will certainly use you again
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Travelled
Lauren_LW wrote a review Apr 2021
South Africa778 contributions28 helpful votes
Closely situated to Midmar entrance. Less than 500 m drive approximately. Needed accommodation for the 226 Challenge. Service, flexibility and food was excellent. Thanks for great stay. Vodacom signal not strong all over. Wifi in reception.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
Lizo wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
We had a small group dinner of 20 people celebrating 2 anniversaries. The venue was neat, well decorated and welcoming. It was a cool night but inside it was warm and cozy. The staff were friendly and a pleasure to work with from booking stage right until the actual evening. The food was wonderful! Even vegetarians were well taken care of. We requested to bring our own drinks and that was accommodated effortlessly. All-jn-al, the evening was fantastic.
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Date of stay: December 2020
SightseekerKath wrote a review Nov 2020
22 contributions
Had a really lovely lunch at the Snooty Fox restaurant at Fern Hill. Food was excellent, staff very friendly, welcoming and service is good. Piano player tinkling away on the corner was a nice touch too.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fern Hill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Mandela Capture Site (2.7 km), Piggly Wiggly (6.0 km), and Howick Falls (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fern Hill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fern Hill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tumble Downs, The Snooty Fox, and Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fern Hill Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fern Hill Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Fern Hill Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.